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POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION JENNIFER LINDSEY MERETE LIZA
Learning Outcomes Students will: Understand the difference between a certificate, diploma, applied degree and degree. Understand the difference between college, technical institute and university Be given tools to help choose which post-secondary institution is best for them Know where to find information regarding the application process for the institution they choose and what types of financial options are available
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Certificate… Diploma… Degree… What’s the difference??
First… we’ll define each CertificateDiplomaApplied DegreeDegree Provides students with documentation for specific occupations Signifies students are prepared to work in a certain area Is a combination of theoretical learning and practical learning. Enables students to apply for positions above entry- level in certain industry Designed to provide a more in depth theory based and academic method to learning
What are the requirements? Certificate You must have some high school courses and may be required to have attained a specific grade in certain subject areas. *certain Universities offer certificate programs. Here you may be required to have graduated high school.
What are the requirements? Diploma Must have High School Diploma May require completion of certain courses and minimum grade requirements in each
What are the requirements? Applied Degree Admission is similar to the requirements for Diploma programs Completing a Diploma program may be necessary for entry into a 3 rd year Applied Degree program
What are the requirements? Degree Must have high school diploma A minimum grade has to have been met in specific subject areas for admission
What is the Time Commitment for each? Certificate: 1 year or less full time study Diploma: 2 years of full time study Applied Degree: 4 year program (6 semesters academic,2 industry) Degree: 4 – 9 years of full time study (depending on level of degree earned)
Degree Options University Transfer Programs o First 2 years of degree-level program can be earned at many different colleges up to 60 credits o Must transfer to accredited university/college for last two years o Pros: smaller classes, lower tuition fees, lower entry GPA Bachelor Degree Programs o Provide direct access to graduate students o Found at universities, specific colleges, private university colleges with approved degree programs o Commitment of 3-4 years of fulltime study
Degree Options Master’s Degree programs o Must have a completed Bachelor’s degree for admission o Commitment of 2 years with full time study o Complete either thesis or coursework Doctoral Degree Programs o 2-3 years of full time university and research are required o Intent of discovering knowledge that will enhance student’s knowledge in their major field of study o Requires preparation and defense of dissertation on an approved topic
Admission Requirements What average do I need to get in? Which programs have lower admission requirements? Alberta Post-Secondary Application And Admission Averages
Private vs. Public Colleges Private Colleges Grant degrees approved by the Minister of Advanced Education and Technology Alberta has 7 private colleges Public Colleges May offer academic upgrading, job readiness, apprenticeship, certificate, diploma university transfer, baccalaureate and applied degree programs. Alberta has 14 public colleges
Colleges Alberta offers a variety of colleges which aim at different types of careers An example would be Grant MacEwan Center For the Arts.
Colleges Professors are able to give more one on one instruction to students because of smaller class sizes. Colleges can offer students a smaller, more close-knit community.
Transfer Credit Allows one to do a number of credits at an institution outside of the desired school of completion. Transfer agreement is an agreement between two institutions, a sender and receiver, indicating how the sending institution’s course or program will be accepted for credit at the receiving institution (p. 41-42).
Consortium programs Consortium programs are for students who live in rural communities who choose to gain a post secondary education. Many programs are available. The courses and programs offered change for students needs each year pg 42-43.
eCampus (online) courses eCampus (online) courses is an online program for students to access over 300 courses and 30 programs through 15 different colleges and technical institutes. www.ecampusalberta.ca
Post Secondary Institutions in Alberta Page 46 begins with information on all 28 post secondary institutes. Specific information listed makes each institute unique.
Technical Institutes in Alberta The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) Approximately 155 private training providers
Work Experience, Apprenticeship and On-the-job Training Many post-secondary institutions offer opportunities to learn both in the classroom and on the job Programs that include work experience Clinical placements, practicum, residencies, internships Co-operative education programs Alternate between time in the classroom and paid on- the-job training Designated apprenticeship or Occupational training programs Administered by Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Earn a salary while learning on-the-job skills
Provincial Certificate Programs Alberta Journeyman Certificate Program Training in the trades Training available in 51 Alberta-designated trades Apprentices must complete on the job training, technical training and industry examination Completing apprentices and certified journeymen can choose to write the interprovincial Red Seal exam Lasts 1-4 years depending on the trade List of compulsory and optional certification trades tradesecrets.gov.ab.ca
Provincial Certificate Programs Alberta Occupational Certificate Program Occupational Programs Formal training or work experience, or a combination 9 designated occupations in Albertaoccupations Provides recognition of achieved standards of competency in a designated occupation Varied requirements for certification based on industry standards Last 1-2 years depending on occupation Apprenticeship and Industry Training Website www.tradesecrets.gov.ab.ca
Provincial Certificate Programs The first step to becoming an apprentice is finding a job. This is like any other job search, except you are looking for an employer who is willing to hire you as an apprentice in a trade. Apprenticeship usually begins with a period of work followed by an in-school technical training session. This routine is generally followed in each period of the trade's apprenticeship program (programs range from 3 to 5 periods, depending on the trade).
Provincial Certificate Programs Alberta Green Certificate Program Apprentice-ship style agricultural training program Students learn on the job, under supervision of experienced farm personnel Successful completion can earn students up to 16 high school credits LinkLink to website
Universities offer academic programs and degrees at the baccalaureate (undergraduate), Master’s and doctoral levels. They also offer Continuing Education certificates and English as a Second Language programs. LearningClicks
University Universities are responsible for the majority of research undertaken within the province’s post-secondary system. There are three campus-based universities in Alberta: University of Alberta http://www.ualberta.ca/http://www.ualberta.ca/ University of Calgary http://www.ucalgary.ca/http://www.ucalgary.ca/ University of Lethbridge http://www.uleth.ca/http://www.uleth.ca/ Athabasca University – distance learning http://www.athabascau.ca/ http://www.athabascau.ca/ Each university offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programs
Employment Prospects After University Completion Within two years after graduation: 88.1% are employed (of these, 81.3% are employed in related, or somewhat related occupations) 89.1% are satisfied, or very satisfied, with their employment *Information is based on a 2006 survey of graduates, two years after they completed their programs.
Average Salaries for Graduates Certificate: $30,000/year Diploma: $36,000/year Bachelor’s degree: $44,400/year Master’s degree: $66,996/year Doctoral degree: $57,996/year *Information is based on a 2006 survey of graduates, two years after they completed their programs.
Other Institution Options If you are looking for information on other institutions not in Alberta you can visit Canadian Universities.net http://www.canadian-universities.net/index.html http://www.canadian-universities.net/index.html This website is a guide to Canadian universities, community colleges and career colleges. There are also links to post secondary options across the world.
Programs Chart The charts provided from pages 14-40 will help you find out: Which publicly funded institutions offer programs of interest to you How long it takes to complete each program if you attend full-time They type of credential you earn when you graduate from the program (ie. Degree, diploma, certificate, etc)